In recent years, there has been a resurgence in demand for conservatories and Lean-Tos. It can be a cost-effective way of adding space to your home whilst adding value to its sale price.

Integration Builders have a great deal of experience in conservatory installation managing projects of all sizes for private homeowners and businesses. 

Types of conservatory

There are a number of different types and styles of conservatories you can choose from and it’s always worth thinking about what it is you want from your conservatory. From a simple space to relax in the sun to an additional room for dining, a conservatory can be a great, cost-effective solution. Depending on your requirements, your personal taste and available space, we can help you make the right choice. 


Lean-To’s are a simple type of conservatory and an ideal solution for customers with limited space or working to a tight budget. Typically taking the shape of a rectangle or square, the roof of a lean-to is typically angled away from the property with a gradual slope. Their simplistic shape combined with modern materials make Lean-Tos a favourite with customers going for a minimal look.

Victorian Conservatory

Emulating the designs of the Victorian period, these conservatories remain a popular choice. Comprising a bay front and a ridged roof, the ornate details give the Victorian conservatory a classic look and feel. A P-shaped layout can be used for larger conservatories.

Edwardian Conservatory

Edwardian conservatories are usually rectangular in shape, combining the elegance of a Victorian conservatory with the clean, bold lines and symmetry of a Lean-To. An Edwardian conservatory can be constructed in a range of sizes and its basic shape makes it a great choice as an additional room for the property.


Modern conservatories can be constructed using an array of materials. uPVC and aluminium are popular choices because of their robustness but hardwood frames and glass panes can make for a superior finish.


Conservatory frames are available in a variety of colours. Classic white and different shades of brown remain popular with dark grey finishes being a modern alternative.

How long do they last?

With modern materials and building techniques, conservatories can last around 25 years. For conservatories that require some TLC, Integration Builders provide a maintenance service where we can repair and replace glazing and frames.

Planning permission

Planning permission is not required for a conservatory provided it is of a certain size. Where a radiator is installed, building regulation must be met in the usual way. Integration Builders will advise on the legal requirements and help out through the whole process.